Transportation

Senior Production Specialist (Zeebrugge)

At the Caterpillar Machine Equipment  Processing Center (EPC) in Zeebrugge, we’re working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team.

The facility, part of a global network, receives machines from Caterpillar manufacturing plants and performs a tailor and completion process, which includes adding kits, parts and components to meet specific customer needs.

At the Caterpillar Machine Equipment  Processing Center (EPC) in Zeebrugge, we’re working to help our customers build a better world. We wouldn’t be the Caterpillar we are today without the exceptionally talented, bright and driven people who get the job done. This is your chance to help us make progress possible around the world – for our customers, for growing communities and for every member of our team.

The facility, part of a global network, receives machines from Caterpillar manufacturing plants and performs a tailor and completion process, which includes adding kits, parts and components to meet specific customer needs.

As a Senior Production Specialist, at the Equipment Processing Center in Zeebrugge, you will play a vital role in driving operational efficiencies & processes for a growing number of machines prepped in one of our 4 EAME facilities for shipment to our customers. You will be responsible for the work-order management, execution of an efficient capacity plan and performance management in close collaboration with our service providers while interacting on a daily base with Order Management, Supply Chain, Quality and Transport teams using Lean methodologies.

Key Job functions include but are not limited to:

  • Workflow management and production sequence scheduling at the Equipment Processing Center (EPC)

  • Establish capacity planning processes and manage changes to the business supported by key metrics.

  • Capacity planning management for daily, weekly and periodic production plans with 3PL

  • Set up & closely monitor performance management processes along with driving continuous improvements.

  • Close communication and collaboration with Service Providers (3PL) and internal business partners for process execution

  • Addresses day-to-day 3PL constraints to improve performance and ability to respond to Caterpillar requirements flexibly and rapidly.

  • Use data, reporting and lean process thinking to identify areas for process improvement and process control.

  • Shipping floor management in close collaboration with outbound transport team

  • Implement and support various corporate initiatives such as, BIQ, 5S, Lean, 6 Sigma and sustainability

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor/Master degree preferably in Logistics or Supply chain, Engineering, and/or min 5 years of prior operational experience in warehouse or production environment

  • Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Hands-on experience with tools such as Salesforce, SAP/ERP, Power-BI and Microsoft Office applications

  • Customer focus driven with the ability to lead continuous improvement initiatives with cross-functional teams

  • Lean, 6-Sigma experience

  • Languages: English, Dutch (both written and verbal)